5 Great Easter Movies To Watch With The Whole Family

Watching films with the family is an essential part of any holiday – here’s our pick of the best Easter movies for this weekend.

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If you’re planning a family get-together over the weekend, schedule in some down-time to relax and watch one of these great Easter movies. Grab some snacks, snuggle in and enjoy.

1Easter Parade

Billed as ‘the happiest musical ever made’, this Irving Berlin classic features Fred Astaire as a Broadway star and Judy Garland as the naïve chorus girl he hires as a dance partner to make his former partner jealous. The film features some of the pair’s best-known songs – sing along to Steppin’ Out With My Baby, We’re A Couple of Swells, and the eponymous Easter Parade.

2The Greatest Story Ever Told

This epic movie, released in 1965, chronicles the life of Jesus Christ and features an all-star cast including Max von Sydow as Jesus and Charlton Heston as John the Baptist. It received a mixed reception from the critics and didn’t do well at the box office initially – but it went on to receive five Academy Award nominations and is now considered to be a classic.

3Rise of the Guardians

The Easter Bunny teams up with fellow ‘guardians’ Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and new boy Jack Frost to defeat the evil Pitch Black, who is threatening the innocence of children everywhere. Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher are among the stars voicing the main characters in this funny but touching animated adventure from the DreamWorks studios.

4Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit is one of those much-loved tales we all remember from our childhoods. This 2018 adaptation, part live-action and part computer-generated, stars James Corden as the rebellious rabbit intent on sneaking into a vegetable garden belonging to Mr McGregor (played by Sam Neill).

5Ben-Hur

Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince, is betrayed and sent into slavery by someone he believed was his friend. When he regains his freedom, he returns to seek revenge. The 1959 version, starring Charlton Heston in the title role, won a record 11 Academy Awards, a feat since matched by just two other films – Titanic (1997) and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003). The remake, released in 2016, features Jack Huston, grandson of Hollywood legend John Huston.

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